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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jun 13, 2014 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the need for schitck

On Springsteen-'Nebraska' was a great album.
Some of the early albums 'Asbury Park' and 'Darkness on the Edge of town' had some powerful tunes but overall Bruce Springsteen's 'no schitck' was his stick.
(Bruce's ripped jeans were stage props
especially circa 1982)
He owed his success to the music business just like EDDIE MONEY- these guys had talent-yes! but they were what marketing wanted to sell.
Like Johnny Bravo on the Brady Bunch.
The Grateful Dead made their own way and really could have cared less what the industry thought about them. Yes, tie dye became fashionable but the Dead could take it or leave it and besides the debt they felt they owed to their extended family organization they were not beholden to the industry.
Jorma would play with the same intensity for five people , five hundred people, five thousand people...